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GoFundMe launched for Waco woman fatally shot in neighborhood

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Posted at 12:09 PM, May 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 16:15:29-04

WACO, Texas — A local family is raising funds after a Waco woman was fatally shot this month.

At 8:34 p.m. on May 1., officers were dispatched to the 3400 Block of Morrow Avenue on reports of a shooting, according to the Waco Police Department.

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Lydia Mendoza, 29, alongside another female victim, was found with apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

Both were transported to a local hospital where Mendoza later died from her injuries.

Mendoza is the 12th homicide victim this year in Waco.

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Mother to three children, the GoFundMe organizers want the public to know that "anything, big or small, will help."

"If you knew Lydia, you knew she was a special kinda person," said Shelly Parker, local GoFundMe organizer.

No arrests have been made, said Waco police.

To make a donation today, click here.

An investigation into this homicide remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Waco P.D. via 254-750-7500.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact the Crime Stoppers at 254-753-4357, information provided here could lead up to a $2,000 reward if an arrest is made.